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Hey guys.

I'm trying to shrink my Vista volume so that I can have some free space to add to my OSX partition. Unfortunately, for some reason, Vista's Disk Management Utility is limiting my shrinking to 15mb.

Does anyone know of any ways that I can make my OSX partition bigger (without any 3rd party apps would be ideal. Although, if the app is free, then I'm all for trying it!)?

Also, I forgot to mention that I have 14.8Gb of free space on my Vista partition.

Thanks ,
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Defrag your drive. If there is data close to the end of the partition, vista won't allow you to shrink the partition any further than where the data is.

At least, that's my first guess. I have a few others up my sleeve lol.
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have you defraged it? that may help
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Defrag your drive. If there is data close to the end of the partition, vista won't allow you to shrink the partition any further than where the data is.

At least, that's my first guess. I have a few others up my sleeve lol.
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have you defraged it? that may help
I have defragged recently with AusLogics Disk Defrag. Should I do it again with the Windows Defrag utility?

Edit: I defragged again with AusLogics Disk Defrag and that didn't help. Any ideas?
Edited by Starholdest - 6/21/08 at 10:26pm
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well when i had to move my partitions around i used a Linux live-cd, honestly i cant remember which it was, but it had this nifty app called gparted, maybe someone here can link you the image...

wish i could be of more help
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well when i had to move my partitions around i used a Linux live-cd, honestly i cant remember which it was, but it had this nifty app called gparted, maybe someone here can link you the image...

wish i could be of more help
~xviosx
Yes, I've heard of GParted, but I also heard that once you use it, it screws something up and you have to reset your active partition or something...Maybe just a rumor but can anyone confirm this?
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I use Parition Magic 8 Pro. Its very, very, very good. I'm pretty sure you have to pay for it, i took a disc home from work .
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GParted doesn't mess up anything.
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